Daily gear deal: Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi + 3G + free $25 gift card

Looking for a gift for Mothers Day, or just something to pamper yourself with? Amazon is selling the newest version of their popular eBook reader for $189.99, and throws in a free $25 Amazon gift card.

This Kindle is equipped with worldwide 3G support as well as Wi-Fi, so you’ll be able to update your book collection anywhere in the world.

To get the free gift card, you will have to add both the Kindle and the $25 card to your cart – there is no way to do this after you hit “buy”. Before you click “add to cart”, you’ll see the free $25 card listed under the “add accessories” header.

Once both items are in your cart, you’ll get two separate shipments – one with the Kindle and one with your gift card.

The product purchase page is here, which is also where you can learn more about the Kindle and its available books.

Handstand iPad case secures your device unlike anything else

If you like iPad accessories, then the number of available cases for your device will never let you down. Some cases are designed just to make your iPad look better, but others (like the one in this brief review) are made to protect and help make it easier to use your device on the road.

The Handstand case fits snugly around your iPad — so far, nothing overly different from other cases on the market. Where the Handstand excels is a neat rotating hand grip on the back of the case. Simply slip your hand through the elastic strap, and you can hold your iPad with just one hand and rotate it in any angle you want. The rotating rear also doubles as a stand, allowing you to place your iPad on a flat surface and angle it up a couple of degrees for watching movies. The whole construction feels very solid, and even when you shake your arms around, your iPad won’t budge.

The case is available for the original iPad right away ($49.95), and will be ready for the iPad 2 towards the beginning of March ($39.95). Cases for the the original are available in black and white, and iPad 2 Handstand cases come in black, white and pink. You’ll find the (pre) purchase links at thehandstand.com.

Scosche SwitchBACK Surge g4 iPhone case adds battery power, app and kickstand

Accessory maker Scosche just unveiled their newest iPhone 4 case — the SwitchBACK Surge g4. The case features a whole bunch of handy features. The most important feature is a beefy 1800mAh battery pack, capable of boosting your phone back to near-full state.

A handy kickstand means you can sit back and watch some movies and its MicroUSB port allows for charging and syncing, without the need for the Apple dock cable. The rear of the case features an interchangeable back in silver or black.

As a first on any iPhone battery case, the SwitchBACK Surge g4 lets you know its charging status through LED lights and a free app. The app tells you the exact charge level, and how much talk/music time you have remaining.

The case fits the AT&T and Verizon iPhone 4 and retails for $79.99. It is available right now through Scosche.com.


Urbanears Bagis headphones: snaps together to prevent tangles

With so many new headphones hitting the market each week, it takes some decent innovation to get any attention. Thankfully, Swedish headphone maker Urbanears understands a thing or two about making smart headphones, and they used those skills to develop their latest addition: the Bagis.

The headphones themselves grab your attention immediately because of their colors; the Bagis lineup is available in 18 different colors – and unlike most other headphones, the color in the Bagis is found on the entire product – from plug to cord to bud to earpiece and remote.

When not in use, you simply snap the two earpieces together, greatly reducing the change of nasty tangles. An all fabric cord also helps reduce “cord noise”. Audio is fantastic — especially since the Bagis only cost $30. You’ll find the entire color lineup and links to purchase options at Urbanears.com.

Amazon Kindle book deal: “Let’s Go Europe 2011” for $0

If you have an Amazon Kindle, or access to a device with the Kindle reader app, then you’ll want to head on over to Amazon to purchase this free student travel guide for Europe. The book usually retails for $22, but is currently down to $0.00.

From the book description:

From Portugal to the Ukraine, from Norway down to Greece, Europe is a lot to take on. Luckily, the student adventurers behind Let’s Go Europe 2011 know that any traveler can handle it – with a little help.

Whether whipping through London, Barcelona, and Prague in five days or spending a leisurely year abroad, travelers get all the info they need from Let’s Go. Their wit and irreverence can brighten even the drabbest Renaissance museum – if travelers didn’t take their advice to skip it. From German beer halls to Roman ruins, Let’s Go Europe 2011 is the ticket to adventure.

You’ll find the product page here, along with purchase links. And remember, you do not need a physical Amazon Kindle to read Kindle books – readers are available for almost any desktop and mobile platform.